Soehner Attends National Combine

Sometimes, being invited to a big-time event falls short of expectations. That was Dylan Soehner's experience at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl combine in San Antonio, Texas last week. The 6-foot-7 tight end from Prairie Grove was among some of the nation's top underclassmen who were tested in a series of drills prior to the annual All-American Bowl that showcases the nation's top seniors. The underclassmen were tested in the 40-yard dash, shuttle, vertical jumps, and one-on-one drills. "Usually, the combines are held in the Alamodome, but they were held outside this year because of the bowl game between UCLA and Kansas State," … Continue Reading ››

Girls: Siloam Springs 51, Springdale 44

Siloam Springs senior Mayse Pippen scored a team-high 11 points to lead a balanced attack as the Lady Panthers’ veterans took control down the stretch in a 51-44 home victory over Springdale.

Siloam Springs (10-3) took the lead early in the second quarter and never gave it up. The Lady Panthers capped off the win by sinking all six of their free throw attempts in the final two minutes to seal it.

Ja’Vonda Daniels scored a game-high 14 points for the Lady Bulldogs (9-4), which had all-state point guard Kierra Lang back in the lineup for the first time in nearly a month … Continue Reading ››

Boys: Springdale 47, Siloam Springs 39

AN BKH-SDALE-SILOAM SILOAM SPRINGS — Chris Owens’ stat line wasn’t very pretty through three quarters at Siloam Springs on Tuesday night.

Springdale High’s all-state guard was 0 of 10 from the floor and on the bench to start the fourth quarter. But he more than made up for it in the clutch.

Owens scored nine of his 12 points in the final four minutes, including the go-ahead 3-pointer, to lead Springdale to a 47-39 win over Siloam Springs in the nonconference finale for both teams.

Owens’ first made shot of the night was a 3-pointer … Continue Reading ››

Pea Ridge Rolls Past Gravette

PEA RIDGE — Sophomore Westin Church scored 11 of his game-high 19 points the first seven minutes of the game as Pea Ridge jumped on Gravette early and often to post a 66-36 win in a 4A-1 Conference game. Pea Ridge hit 12 3-pointers in the game, including five each in the first and third quarters. Joey Hall and Zach Davis finished with 11 points each for Pea Ridge. Church opened the game with a 3-pointer and he ended the first quarter with another 3-pointer as the Blackhawks built a 23-8 lead. In between, Church had another 3-pointer and a stickback. The Pea … Continue Reading ››

Tigers, Trojans To Meet In Missouri Tournament

Bentonville's boys basketball team has drawn High Point (N.C.) Wesleyan Christian as its first-round opponent in the 2015 Bass Pro Shops Tournament of Champions, which takes place Jan. 15-17 at the JQH Arena in Springfield, Mo. The game will be the last of four first-round games to be played, with a scheduled starting time of 9:30 p.m. The other first-round games are Springfield (Mo.) Parkview vs. Fairfax (Va.) Paul VI at 5 p.m.; Chino Hills (Calif.) vs. Mouth of Wilson (Va.) Oak Hill Academy at 6:30 p.m., and Waynesville, Mo. vs. Oakland (Calif.) Bishop O'Dowd at 8 p.m. The two teams also … Continue Reading ››

Top 7A-West Boys Players, Newcomers, Games

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Bentonville's Malik Monk.
Here are NWA Media's five best players, newcomers and games entering 7A-West boys conference play.

Check Sunday's Northwest Arkansas Newspaper for a complete breakdown of the players and games, including stats, accolades and scouting reports.

Top 5 Games

— Bentonville at Fayetteville, Feb. 27

— Fort Smith Northside at Bentonville, Jan. 13

— Fort Smith Northside at Fayetteville, Jan. 9

— Springdale Har-Ber at Springdale High, Feb. 10

— Bentonville at Springdale High, Jan. 20

Top 5 Players

— Keyshawn Dorsey, Fort Smith Northside

— Tereke Eckwood, Springdale Har-Ber

— Malik Monk, Bentonville

— Chris Owens, Springdale High

— Payton Willis, … Continue Reading ››

Top 7A-West Girls Players, Newcomers, Games

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Fayetteville's Sydney Crockett.
Here are NWA Media's five best players, newcomers and games entering 7A-West girls conference play.

Check Sunday's Northwest Arkansas Newspaper for a breakdown of the players and games, including stats, notes, accolades and scouting reports.

Top 5 Games

— Fort Smith Northside at Fayetteville, Jan. 9

— Springdale High at Springdale Har-Ber, Jan. 13

— Fort Smith Southside at Rogers High, Jan. 16

— Fayetteville at Springdale High, Feb. 13

— Springdale High at Bentonville, Feb. 17

Top 5 Players

— Sydney Crockett, Fayetteville

— Kierra Lang, Springdale High

— Jordan Martin, Bentonville

— Tiarra McDonald, Fort … Continue Reading ››

NWA Media 7A-West Boys Poll

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Bentonville coach Jason McMahan.
Here is NWA Media’s 7A-West boys basketball poll, which ran in Sunday’s papers as part of a comprehensive pre-conference preview.

  1. Bentonville (5) — 47


  2. Fayetteville (1) — 40


  3. Fort Smith Northside — 38


  4. Springdale Har-Ber — 31


  5. Springdale High — 24


  6. Rogers Heritage — 18


  7. Fort Smith Southside — 10


  8. Rogers High — 8


First-place votes are in parentheses. First-place votes counted for 8 points, second-place for 7 and so on.

And here is how each NWA Media voter’s ballot looked.

Henry Apple (Bentonville beat writer)

  1. Fayetteville
  2. Bentonville
  3. FS Northside
  4. Springdale Har-Ber
  5. Springdale
  6. Rogers Heritage
  7. FS Southside
  8. Rogers
Paul Boyd (Rogers Heritage beat writer)
  1. Bentonville
  2. FS Northside
  3. Springdale … Continue Reading ››

NWA Media 7A-West Girls Poll

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Fort Smith Northside coach Rickey Smith.
Here is NWA Media's 7A-West girls basketball poll, which ran in Sunday's papers as part of a comprehensive pre-conference preview.

  1. Fort Smith Northside (6) — 48


  2. Fayetteville — 42


  3. Springdale High — 34


  4. Bentonville — 31


  5. Springdale Har-Ber — 25


  6. Fort Smith Southside — 17


  7. Rogers High — 13


  8. Rogers Heritage — 6


First-place votes are in parentheses. First-place votes counted for 8 points, second-place for 7 and so on.

And here is how each NWA Media voter's ballot turned out.

Henry Apple (Bentonville beat writer)

  1. FS Northside
  2. Fayetteville
  3. Bentonville
  4. Springdale
  5. Springdale Har-Ber
  6. FS Southside
  7. Rogers
  8. Rogers Heritage
Paul Boyd … Continue Reading ››

Rogers High Player Hospitalized

Rogers junior Daniel Salvador was injured in the fourth quarter against NOAH Friday night in Siloam Springs and was taken to Washington Regional Hospital in Fayetteville. Salvador collided with a teammate and hit the court hard at midcourt with 6 minutes, 55 seconds left in the game. He appeared to be unconscious for several seconds. An ambulance was called and Salvador left on a stretcher wearing a neck brace and he was on a back board. “All we know is that they are taking him to Washington Regional because they have the best neurologists,” Herren said following the game. “He was scared, … Continue Reading ››

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